Category: Schoolwork

Kinetic Architecture: Iris

With the discovery of glass and the new technology available to build taller buildings, not much regard has been given to the environmental impact until the last decade. The Iris is a kinetic facade intended to be cladded to existing high-rise glass buildings occupying most city skylines of the world. The primary component of the iris is programmed […]

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College of Architecture Proposal

This was a studio project completed in Fall 2012 with two other architecture students and under the guidance of two professors. The main objective was to design a new College of Architecture on Philadelphia University’s campus. We also developed additional objectives as we saw fit. Below are selected images from the project. View the project on issuu […]

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St. Benedict’s Monastery

Saint Benedict’s Monaster in Bucks County, PA is an entry into the 112th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. The concept of the design is derived from Saint Benedict’s doctrine that highlighted the importance of Lectio Devina| Holy Reading, Prex Precis|Prayer, and Opus|Work. This is evident in the simple layout of the programmatic elements. The connected components of the plan form an exterior border, allowing the monks to focus inward on the […]

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Live Work

Live Work is an exercise in the different avenues of exploration that can be used to arrive at an idea. Through sketching, collaging, painting, diagramming and model making, a conceptual live work space was developed.

Sauna Pavilion: Visualization

A visualization project for the Sauna Pavilion by Artifact Design & Construction, located in the Berkshire Mountains.  Located toward the end of a meadow overlooking a pond, this 600 sq foot sauna house uses materiality to delineate program pieces. The main materials include copper, timber framing and cedar siding for the sauna. The copper cladding […]

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LUNCHBOX: An Urban Kitchen

Located at the intersection of E. river drive and Midvale Avenue along the scenic Kelly Drive is ‘LUNCHBOX’. An urban kitchen that is intended to extend the pedestrian activity that exists in the East falls neighborhood into Kelly Drive, LUNCHBOX is modeled after the concept of a produce stand, with operability that enforces the casual […]

Politics of Freedom

The object of this project was to create graphics for an exhibition centered around the word “Politics”. From this, I decided to create and exhibit titled “Politics of Freedom”, that would showcase memorabilia that define American Freedom. The color palette was derived from the Obama 2008 campaign’s rendition of the American Flag colors. Graphics developed include, the Entrance wall, […]

Mt. Airy Center For Dance

Dance and architecture share a similar necessity: space; both the dancing body and architecture manipulate space for movement. For this reason, dance informs the architecture of the Mt. Airy center for Dance. The project is located in the Mt. Airy community in Philadelphia on a site with an existing barn ruin. The concept translates to […]